SOUTHSIDER VOICE PHOTO BY BRETT SAWYERS The Southsider Voice’s cruise-in on July 11 attracted more than 100 cars. Guests were fed and entertained by The Southsider Voice staff, friends and sponsors. The next cruise-in is Friday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m.
Legendary drag racer and hot rod enthusiast Sam Emerson brought four cars from his collection. He piloted his 1957 Bel Air convertible and enlisted the help of son Mark to drive his 1957 two-door sedan. Friends Greg and Lisa Gaskin drove Sam’s beautifully restored 1959 Corvette, and Dennis and Michelle Johnson drove Sam’s vintage Volkswagen Bug.
Longtime friends of the Car Nutz family, Gerald Seacat and his son, Steve, each brought a car from their respective collections. Gerald displayed his stunning 1960 Imperial Crown convertible, and Steve cruised to the show in his now rare 1968 Volkswagen Squareback.
Dan Skelton brought this 1963 440 Dodge station wagon. Although the model of this car is called the 440, there never was a 440 engine option for it. However, this now rare wagon has a radical 440 big block V-8 stuffed under the hood!
SOUTHSIDER VOICE PHOTOS BY BIG DAN PFIEFFER Jerry and Denise Ingle and their twin 4-year-old daughters, Samantha and Cassie, check out Roy Walker’s 1929 Model A roadster.
I would like to thank everyone who brought a car, truck or motorcycle to our July 11 Car Nutz cruise-in. Without each one of you we would not have reached our long-time goal of having 100 vehicles show up. The bikes are icing on the cake.
A big thanks to Dant Insurance and Chik-fil-A for feeding everyone. Beck Service Center, Ponderosa, Steve’s Towing and the Perry Township Kiwanis Club donated door prizes, and Closet Space Toys provided Hot Wheels for all the youngsters.
I heard many comments from the car nuts in attendance, and most remarked that they were having a wonderful time.
Without our sponsors we would not be able to do this for the community. Please patronize them when you need the products or services that they provide.
Our next cruise-in is Friday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m., and I hope to see you there. We will honor Bob “Bikini” Keeney for all of the contributions he has made to the hot rod and collector car scene in Indianapolis over the past 50 years. It could even turn into a “roast,” who knows!
Until next week, keep on cruising!
Several lowriders, including Stevie Catlett’s cool 2001 Chevy Silverado extended cab, were on hand.
A 1926 Studebaker President is truly a rare sight at a Car Nutz cruise-in. Charlie Griffin and his late father restored this old Stude to better-than-new condition.
A 1970 AMC Javelin with a 390 big block V-8.
Allen and Albi Distler brought this sharp 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix.